| Share
 

Sparky Anderson

Anderson, Sparky (George Lee Anderson), 1934–2010, American baseball manager, b. Bridgewater, S.Dak. A one-season (1959) infielder for the National League's Philadelphia Phillies, he became the manager of the Cincinnati Reds, also of the NL, in 1970. He guided the "Big Red Machine" to four pennants (1970, 1972, 1975–76) and won two World Series (1975–76) before moving (1979) to the helm of the American League's Detroit Tigers. In 1984 he led the Tigers to more than 100 wins and victory in the World Series, becoming the first manager to achieve those feats in both leagues. When he left Detroit after the 1995 season, Anderson had won 2,194 games, third in baseball history to Connie Mack and John J. McGraw.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Sparky Anderson from Infoplease:

  • Sparky Anderson - Sparky Anderson Born: Feb. 22, 1934 Baseball only manager to win World Series in each league— ...
  • South Dakota - Information on South Dakota — economy, government, culture, state map and flag, major cities, points of interest, famous residents, state motto, symbols, nicknames, and other trivia.
  • Manager of the Year - Manager of the Year Voted on by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Two awards (one for ...
  • National League - National League Multiple champions: Atlanta, Cincinnati and LA Dodgers (5); NY Mets and St. Louis ...
  • 1971–1980 - 1971–1980 1971— Pittsburgh N.L. 4 (Danny Murtaugh); Baltimore A.L. 3 (Earl Weaver). ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Sports: Biographies

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring